Originally published: Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, 2000
"A Jason Aronson book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-316) and index
Make-believe mothers -- The darkness within -- The waif mother -- The hermit mother -- The queen mother -- The witch mother -- Make-believe children -- Fairy-tale fathers -- Loving the waif without rescuing her -- Loving the hermit without feeding her fear -- Loving the queen without becoming her subject -- Living with the witch without becoming her victim -- Living backwards
"Some readers may recognize their mothers as well as themselves in this book. They will also find specific suggestions for creating healthier relationships. Addressing the adult children of borderlines and the therapists who work with them, Dr. Lawson shows how to care for the waif without rescuing her, to attend to the hermit without feeding her fear, to love the queen without becoming her subject, and to live with the witch without becoming her victim"--The publisher